However, the team failed to get beyond the group stages of the recent World Cup in Russian Federation, despite being one of the favourites. Matthaus, an ambassador for Bayern Munich during their tour of the United States, said he thought the club's president Hoeness was letting out frustration over the months of stories about Ozil since the photograph with Erdogan - and added that the Arsenal playmaker was not to blame for Germany's World Cup exit.
Protesting French farmers brought the Tour de France to a temporary standstill earlier today, with bales of hay reportedly being thrown onto the cycling route - prompting a swift reaction from local police. Sky Sports are reporting that a number of riders, including the leader Peter Sagan, were seen being treated with eye drops after the race was stopped.
Ozil was heavily criticised in Germany for his meeting with Turkish president Recep Erdogan in May, when he and Ilkay Gundogan posed for a photo during a visit to London. He has 92 caps and has been voted the national team's player of the year five times since 2011 by fans. The Gunners will play Atletico de Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in two pre-season friendlies on July 26 and 28 respectively as part of the ICC tournament.
James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets goes to the basket against the Golden State Warriors during Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 20, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. Anthony, who has one year and $27.9 million left on his contract, is expected to clear waivers and become a free agent. But, Houston is confident Anthony will embrace his new role, the report says.
He lashed out to his "haters" in an Instagram story, saying: " To those who take joy in seeing other people fail or suffer, I feel for you ". The American switfly evaded defenders to draw a crucial penalty in the 65th minute of Borussia Dortmund's game against Liverpool in the International Champions Cup .
Thankfully, the story has a happy ending, with the Cubs later tracking down the little boy and giving him two baseballs, one of which was signed by infielder Javier Baez . However, the ball got away from them and fell behind their seats, where a man retrieved the souvenir and gave up to his wife. Sports reporter David Kaplan says that's because the video clip of the "stolen" foul ball that sparked such an uproar online didn't tell the whole story.